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20 questions Aquino must answer on Mamasapano—militant solons

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 min 55 sec ago
The militant Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives has asked the leadership to invite President Benigno Aquino III in the inquiry of the lower chamber on the botched Mamasapano operation.   In a letter addressed to Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. sent Monday, the seven-member bloc said the President needed to attend the House probe on April 7 and 8 because only he could explain his role in the antiterror raid.   The solons listed 20 questions for the President to answer. (See attached letter)   In a text message, Belmonte said it was "highly unlikely to call" the President on the probe, but the chamber "would welcome any statement on the event fro...

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TIMELINE: Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 min 37 sec ago
BERLIN, Germany -- The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict.   This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according to French prosecutors and Germany's Bild newspaper.   Both accounts are based on information from the cockpit voice recorder captured by one of the black boxes discovered among debris of the Airbus A320 that crashed in the Alps Tuesday.   BACKSTORY: Jet crashes in Alps with 150 aboard; no survivors expected   - Ca...

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Westbrook scores 33 as Thunder hold off Suns in NBA

Inquirer Breaking News - 7 min 49 sec ago
PHOENIX --- Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 on Sunday and strengthen their hold on the final playoff spot in the NBA's Western Conference. D.J. Augustin scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who ended a four-game road skid. Steven Adams had 13 points and 16 rebounds, and Dion Waiters scored 18 points. Oklahoma City pulled away with a dominant final period and stayed 2 1/2 games ahead of New Orleans for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. Markieff Morris scored 24 points for the Suns, who dropped four games behind Oklah...

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GMA Network declares P1.215 billion cash dividends

GMA Breaking News - 15 min 40 sec ago
The Board of Directors of broadcast giant GMA Network Inc., in a special meeting on Monday, March 30, approved a P0.25-centavo per share cash dividend payable on May 19, 2015 to shareholders on record as of April 24, 2015.
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DOJ OKs tax raps vs. Janet Napoles, husband

GMA Breaking News - 15 min 44 sec ago
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recommended the filing of P61-million tax evasion charges against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles and her husband Jaime.
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PHL offers Sabah to win Malaysia’s support for UN case vs China

GMA Breaking News - 22 min 30 sec ago
The Philippines has offered to downgrade its claim on Sabah in exchange for Malaysia’s support for its case against China before the United Nations.  
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Typhoon 'Chedeng' coming, may spoil Holy Week

ABS-CBN news - 32 min 9 sec ago
MANILA – Typhoon ''Maysak'' (international name) is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday, weather bureau PAGASA said.
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Sandiganbayan wants pardon for 73-year-old ex-envoy

GMA Breaking News - 45 min 19 sec ago
The Sandiganbayan has recommended executive clemency for former Philippine Ambassador to Nigeria Masaranga Umpa, who was was found guilty of malversation.
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Pimentel pushes ‘hating kapatid’ in taxes for LGUs

Inquirer Breaking News - 47 min 21 sec ago
MANILA, Philippines -- Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Monday sought bipartisan support for his proposed measure that would give local government units (LGUs) "expanded and bigger" shares from national taxes.   Known as the "Bigger Pie, Bigger Slice" bill, Pimentel said the measure seeks to change the limited internal revenue allocations (IRAs) of LGUs into "expanded and bigger shares" from national taxes.   The change, he said, would give LGUs a larger share of 50 percent from the current 40 percent of the total tax collections that would include both revenues collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs. "The new formula mea...

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Air traffic: Many flights delayed due to radar glitch

ABS-CBN news - 52 min 53 sec ago
MANILA -- Penitence for air travelers started early this Holy Week as many domestic flights and some international flights have been delayed due to air traffic and ramp congestion brought about by a technical glitch in the Tagaytay radar.
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Watch: Filipino transgender trio wows Asia’s Got Talent judges

Inquirer Breaking News - 59 min ago "I did not see that coming."   That was the reaction of Asia's Got Talent judge Anggun after the Filipino transgender trio Miss Tres performed during the third week of auditions in the said reality TV show recently.   The group, known for their pretty faces yet having masculine singing voices, received a standing ovation from the audience for their unique act that wowed the judges.   Miss Tres, composed of Mariko, Angel and Mia, performed Tom Jones' hit song "Sex Bomb" during their audition.   "With your outfit and the voice, you really got our attention," Anggun said.   They also reveal...

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Hometown crowd energized Donaire, keyed early KO

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 2 min ago
MANILA, Philippines – Nonito Donaire's first fight in Manila since 2009 proved to be short and sweet: it took "The Filipino Flash" only two rounds to demolish the thoroughly out-gunned William Prado in their Pinoy Pride 30 co-main event bout last Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.
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Marjorie: Julia was rejected many times in her life

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 5 min ago
Contrary to popular perception, showbiz success did not come easy for young star Julia Barretto.
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DOJ orders tax raps vs Janet Napoles, husband

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 7 min ago
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved the filing of a tax evasion case against alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles and husband Jaime Garcia Napoles. Based on the Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) complaint, the Napoles couple's total tax liability is P61-million. MAIN STORY: Janet Napoles, husband faces tax evasion raps The couple allegedly violated Section 254 for attempting to evade or defeat tax and Section 255 for failing to file the correct tax information and pay tax under the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) Napoles' tax liability is P44.68-million while her husband, Jaime's liability is P16-million. ...

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Cayetano links Robin's tirade to Taguig politics

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 11 min ago
MANILA – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano believes actor Robin Padilla's criticism on him for his stance on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is somehow related to the politics in Taguig.
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3 BIFF leaders among 27 killed in Maguindanao clashes –military

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 22 min ago
A total of 27 people, including three commanders of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and four government soldiers, were killed in clashes in Maguindanao on Sunday, the military said.
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PH banks' schedule during Holy Week 2015

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 22 min ago
Here's the Holy Week advisory of several banks.
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BDO's acquisition of One Network Bank gets BSP approval

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 26 min ago
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved BDO Unibank's acquisition of the biggest rural bank in Mindanao.
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Typhoon Maysak still on track to enter PAR on Wednesday

GMA Breaking News - 1 hour 31 min ago
However, PAGASA underscored that, at its current distance, Maysak is still too far to affect any part of the country.
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Pacquiao reacts to being named Philippines' top taxpayer

ABS-CBN news - 1 hour 43 min ago
How does Manny Pacquaio feel about being the Philippines' top taxpayer for 2013?  
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